I just got tested and found out that I have an STD.

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November 19, 2012

You know how I went to the clinic the other day? Well, I got tested for STDs, and I have _____.

I know this is a surprise. I’m telling you because I care about you and wanted you to know as soon as possible. I’m already getting treated, and I want you to get treated as soon as possible if you test positive. I know this is a lot to take in. I’m here if you want to talk more.

It’s likely your partner will have questions, so it’s a good idea to have more information to share with him or her about the STD. Get more info on STDs on Sexetc.org or visit ASHA.org for more information on the transmission and treatment of specific STDs. STDs like herpes and HIV are chronic. This means they will never go away, which means you may want to have a slightly different conversation with your partner if that’s the case. Keep in mind that by practicing safer sex with condoms or dental dams the risk of transmission can be greatly lowered.

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